A record was added to Harmanpreet Kaur’s cabinet. The Indian women’s cricket team skipper created history by appearing in 150 T20Is. The star all arounder achieved this amazing feat in India’s concluding group match against Ireland.
Harmanpreet Kaur creates a record by appearing in 150 T20Is
In their last group match in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, India beat Ireland in the DSL method on Monday. The same game recorded history for Harmanpreet Kaur as she appeared in her 150th T20I.
New Zealand batter Suzie Bates is the second women player behind Harmanpreet Kaur to have played the maximum T20Is with s number of 143. Indian vice-captain Smriti Mandhana is next on the list with 115 games.
Rohit Sharma, from the Indian Men’s team, stands ahead with 148 T20I appearances.
Kaur touched Sharma’s record in India’s group-stage game against West Indies. She surpassed him after appearing against England last week. The 33-year-old all-rounder had her debut in T20Is in 2009, in the ICC Women’s World T20 against England, at the Country Ground, Taunton.
Winning the toss in the game against Ireland, Kaur sent the opponent to bowl first. The Indian skipper expressed her happiness to be able to achieve that milestone. She said at the toss,
“It means a lot; I got an emotional message from my teammates. Thanks to BCCI and ICC, we are able to play so many games.”
India onto the semi finals
It’s celebration time for cricket lovers as the women in blue have moved onto the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup.
India put up a decent performance in the match to defeat the Irish women. Thanks to Mandhana’s bat, where she smashed a career-best 87 off 56 deliveries, including nine fours and three amazing sixes.
The rain stopped play when Ireland was 54/2 in 8.2 overs, with Gaby Lewis batting at 32 at the crease. As per DLS, Ireland was five runs behind the DLS par score of 59. Hence, India was declared the winner. With three victories in four matches, the Indian women make their way to the semi-finals along with England from group 2. India will take on the Aussies in the final four showdowns.
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